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Old 07-06-2012, 11:39 PM   #26
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A little progress report:
Got fabric on the center section, all tightened and cleaned up, ready for the first coat of Poly Brush.
Found MEK at Lowe's today for $21 a gallon


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Nice Neil, just noticed this! Looking forward to your fabric progress......


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Raining today and I got time to do the rib lacing on the center section. The young lady in the Poly Fiber video makes learning the knot easy.
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The rabbit jumps over the log............
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That is KNOT funny smizo!

What type/weight fabric are you using Neil?
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Medium weight (2.6oz) Poly Fiber
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No tape on the fingers,,,, yet......
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I have been considering that weight polyfiber for my BGL. It's nice to see the videos were not stretching the sell...
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Medium weight (2.6oz) Poly Fiber
Interesting. Did you buy it lately? If so its probably 3.16 oz fabric if it's the medium . http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...ibermedium.php Poly fiber medium-3 and ceconite 102-3 are the same product now and are both 3.16 oz fabric

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Evidently there is a Medium 1 which was 2.7oz. I have some of that left form when I covered the fuselage. Medium 2 is 2.6oz. Now there is a Medium 3 which is, as you say 3.16oz. I had to go out to the shop and look and sure enough it is Medium 3. The manual said the Medium was 2.6oz. so I assumed that's what I had. The new labeling doesn't include the weight, just says Medium 3.
The Heavy Duty 1 was 3.4oz. Now I see there is a heavy duty 3 that is 3.5oz

I know the Medium 3 seemed to get a lot tighter than the 2.7 I have on the tail.
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No tape on the fingers,,,, yet......

Not yet. I haven't covered the wings. Got by without it on the center section.
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Neil,

I have yet to start my AS II project since I have lost the plans I purchased 20 years ago and have yet to order a new set.

A quick question... Your wingtips are of a classic design rather than the composite wingtip design that seems to be used by most builders. Is yours true to the original design and included in the plans or of your own design?
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Hi Ron,
Years ago I found a wing from a Travel Air in one of Merl Gustaffsons old hangars. The tip was very much the same shape as this so I guess that is where the shape came from. I was wanting a slightly more classic look than the glass tips provided so I made up a form and laminated the bows from 1/8"x1" spruce. The center section bow has a reverse curve in it and is slightly narrower in span than what is on the plans and the rib spacing in the first bay of the upper wing panels has been modified to equal spacing. The tail on my airplane is reshaped as well to continue the classic theme.
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Neil,

Thanks for the info. Very nice work, by the way. Like Chris' work, you guys keep setting the bar higher and higher...

I have a long road to travel before I need to worry about wingtips...
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Hello Neil,

Can't help noticing your slave strut is off set from the aileron hinge. Any reason?

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Really simple reason for this. Having built manufacturing machinery for a lot of years I know that there is some loss in efficiency of movement due to flexing any time a linkage is forced to work at an angle to the force. Moving the slave strut horn squares up the force improving the efficiency and reducing side loads on those tiny bearings.
May not make a huge difference, but I feel better.
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Neil, have you been able to push some plastic airplanes aside and work on yours at the shop lately? Last time we talked you said you thought there was going to be a bit of lull in that work and you hoped to put in some hrs on yours.....
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We have a new Glasair II build under way but that is the only current in house job. Couple of guys interested in Turbine Legend kits so we might have to get a couple of fast build kits together before long. Had to go up to Yazoo City MS last friday to work on a Lancair so that shot my day that weekend to get anything done. I've decided to cover the wings at home thinking maybe I can get a little done every evening.
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after you get the wings covered what do you have left, if i remember youre pretty much set after that right?
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Once the wings are covered all that will be left is paint. Problem is things (life) just keep knocking me back. I'm just starting what I had planned to be doing last December!
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i see. well hopefully by taking them home to work on it'll give you a little more time to plug away at them.......
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Finished all the taping on the center section and got all the little corners ironed out. Managed to get the sprayed on coats of Poly brush on today. Should get the silver base on tomorrow.
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